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Temperatures to Rise Near 40 Degrees This Week in Chicago Area

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After much of the Chicago area saw a mild, yet sometimes snowy, weekend, even warmer temps are on the horizon.

Temperature highs Monday will likely stay in the mid to upper 30s, staying seasonably cold but marking a continued shift for an area that saw much of the month at below-freezing temperatures.

As the week goes on, repeated days of near-40 degree temperatures are expected.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to reach well above freezing, with highs hovering near the 40-degree mark.

NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Paul Deanno forecasts a high of 43 degrees Tuesday and 41 Wednesday. 

"We not been above 41 degrees so far this year, the longest wait for that temperature since 1979," Deanno said.

In fact, Chicago spent exactly 400 hours below freezing from 8 p.m. on Feb. 4 through 12 p.m. on Feb. 21.

"That’s a long time," Deanno said.

Thursday and Friday will likely stay in the low to mid 30s, before another mild weekend with chances for rain and snow.

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